Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth of Color

Transgender (trans*) and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color are young people with multiple identities—including gender and race or ethnicity—which influence their overall well-being. The words trans* or gender nonconforming are often used as umbrella terms to refer to people whose sex assigned at birth (typically, male or female) does not align with societal norms and expectations of gender identity (typically, man or woman). The asterisk in trans* denotes the existence of a multitude of evolving gender identities and expressions, underneath the umbrella term. This societal gender binary often results in TGNC people experiencing numerous oppressions, from hate crimes to covert anti-trans stigma.

For TGNC youth of color, additional types of oppression that they may experience include adultism (oppression of young people by adults) and racism (oppression ...

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